Topic: ´It´s like a warzone´: fan´s heart-stopping video of moment NASCAR car crashes into stand just yards away sending debris including a TIRE flying into the crowd - injuring at least 33 people as organizers push forward*
´It´s like a warzone´: fan´s heart-stopping video of moment NASCAR car crashes into stand just yards away sending debris including a TIRE flying into the crowd - injuring at least 33 people as organizers push forward* Daily Mail (UK), Associated Press, by Staff
Shocking footage filmed from the stands at Daytona International Speedway shows the moment when debris from yesterday´s massive multi-car pile-up flew into the packed crowd injuring at least 33 fans - including a 14-year-old boy who is in a critical condition. The terrifying scene unfolds during the last lap as Kyle Larson´s car is catapulted by the crash into a catch fence separating the tens-of thousands of fans from the track - almost shearing the car in half. And as the fiery wrecks filter past the section of the speedway hit, the footage filmed by spectator Tyler Andersen
NASCAR had convinced YouTube into censoring spectator videos of the accident for a short period of time. My understanding is that YouTube has since stopped the restriction and NASCAR has quietly walked away.
Prayers for the people injured. The laws of physics demand that no matter how much safety is engineered into the cars, walls, and track containment systems that some risk will always be assumed to those present due to the weight, speed, and inertia of the cars and their components.
1. Prayers for all -- any news on the critically-injured 14-year-old?
2. Some remarkable photos. The photo of the scrap tangled in the catch fence tells a tale.
3. Kudos to the designers, engineers, mechanics, NASCAR people, and track operators. While recognizing the seriousness of the incident, that it was not a hundred times worse is quite a demonstration of many things done right. Anyone not familiar with such incidents could be forgiven for expecting the driver[s] to get pureed by such a crash.
4. Uhhh, AP? Is there anything you really do know about? That´s not a tire. It´s a wheel-tire assembly, or a tire mounted on a wheel, likely had a hub attached, too. That steel wheel is a significant component of that chunk of debris.
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